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Managerial Stress and Job Satisfaction in the Sport and Recreation Industry in Hong Kong
Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal
  • Mei Du, East China University of Science and Technology
  • Mee-Lee Leung, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Frank H. Fu, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Lynda Ransdell, Boise State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
4-1-2012
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Abstract
While job stress in various occupations has gained the attention of experts in both academic research and occupational health care, there is a dearth of information about stress levels among managers in the sport and recreation industry, especially in women and in the Asian culture. Because managers are an important force in delivering sport and recreation services to citizens, the purposes of this study were to examine the job stress and job satisfaction of sport and recreation managers in Hong Kong, and to discern the relationship between stress and job satisfaction. Sport and recreation managers experienced moderate stress (M = 3.63, SD = 0.67) and were satisfied with their jobs (M = 3.79, SD = 0.64). Work relationships (Beta = -.44, p <.001), organizational climate (Beta = -.36, p <.001), home/work balance (Beta = .26, p <.01), and personal responsibility (Beta = .23, p <.01) were important determinants of their job satisfaction. A comprehensive understanding of job stress and job satisfaction is important for minimizing the impact of potential stressors on today's workforce.
Citation Information
Mei Du, Mee-Lee Leung, Frank H. Fu and Lynda Ransdell. "Managerial Stress and Job Satisfaction in the Sport and Recreation Industry in Hong Kong" Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lynda_ransdell/47/